During his presser on Tuesday, Trump criticized the WHO (World Health Organization) for failing to warn the world about the Coronavirus earlier.
He also suggested that the United States may withhold funding to the organization as a result, implying that they seem to be more loyal to China.
FOX News reports:
Trump slams ‘China-centric’ WHO, says agency ‘called every shot wrong’ in coronavirus pandemic
President Trump slammed the World Health Organization (WHO) for its “China-centric” views Tuesday, adding that the global health agency’s projections and pronouncements about the coronavirus pandemic has been routinely wrong.
In an interview with Fox News’ “Hannity,” Trump said that the WHO had “strongly recommended” against America restricting travel from China, one of their earliest flawed pronouncements.
“The World Health [Organization] — very China-centric as I say — basically everything was very positive for China,” Trump told host Sean Hannity. “Don’t close your borders, they strongly recommended … That would’ve been a disaster, that would’ve been a total disaster.
“And literally, they called every shot wrong,” the president added. “They didn’t want to say where [coronavirus] came from. For many years, we’ve been funding the World Health Organization.”
The president noted that while the U.S. financial contribution to the WHO dwarfs that of China, the United Nations entity seems to be very concerned about its relationship with Beijing..
“We’re going to look at it now because I think every step that they made, everything that they said was wrong and always in favor of China,” he said. “And ‘keep it open, don’t close the borders’. I didn’t listen to them, and I did what I wanted to do, and it was a good move.
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See Trump’s tweet on the subject below:
The W.H.O. really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. We will be giving that a good look. Fortunately I rejected their advice on keeping our borders open to China early on. Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2020
Trump is right about this.
The WHO did drop the ball.